Safe Passage Signs Going Up Along School Routes

CITY HALL — With less than a month before school begins, the city has begun installing new "safe passage" signs along school routes, especially from closing schools to receiving schools.

The city's Department of Transportation has installed the signs at 10 schools and completed new crosswalks at 30 schools, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.

It's part of an overall safe passage program that has also seen the hiring of 245 residents to serve as guides along the walks to school, as well as the removal of abandoned cars and graffiti and the inspection of abandoned buildings along those routes.

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